Asbestos Exposure in Kansas

People who are at an elevated risk of asbestos diseases in Kansas are those who worked in the large aircraft manufacturing and maintenance industry. Affected workers are mostly in Wichita, which is the “Air Capital of the World.”

With agriculture as the primary industry in Kansas, there have been deaths reported in the state due to machinery repair and renovation. Unfortunately, many of the families of these workers also have an increased risk of developing cancer because of the asbestos fibers that were carried home on the body and clothing of those workers.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Kansas

Kansas ranks 29 in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 337 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Kansas

You do not have to file your claim in the state in which you live. It’s far more important to contact an attorney with a strong history of experience specifically in asbestos cases, than it is to select one who happens to be in your area of Kansas. The most successful attorneys in your area may have never handled an asbestos case.

SWMW attorneys dedicate the overwhelming majority of their time and effort prosecuting mesothelioma claims, so we know which states and jurisdictions are going to provide the best outcome for your case and can get your case settled faster. We handle asbestos cases all across the USA, so we know how to file, where to file, and what to do to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you may have lived or worked in another state, select it here to learn about specific asbestos exposure in that state.

Jobsites in Kansas with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Kansas where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked for any of these companies or at these jobsites in Kansas there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Abilene

  • Kansas Power & Light Company
  • Riverside Light
  • Town of Abilene

Atchison

  • Blair Milling Company
  • L F M Manufacturing Company
  • La Mo Refractory Supply
  • Midwest Grain Products, Incorporated
  • Midwest Solvents Company, Inc.
  • Benedict’s College

Augusta

  • Derby Refinery
  • B. Badger Company
  • Frick-Reid Supply Company
  • M. Marcum Company
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Municipal Light Plant
  • Socony-Vacuum Oil Company
  • White Eagle Refrigeration Company

Bushton

  • Bushton Hydrocarbon Plant
  • Enron Gas Processing
  • Hydrocarbon Transportation
  • Northern Gas Products
  • Northern Natural Gas Company
  • Oneok Inc.

Concordia

  • Cloride Ceramics Company
  • Concordia Electric Light Company
  • Kansas Power Company

De Soto

  • Hercules Power Company, Inc.
  • Sunflower Ammunitions Plant
  • Sunflower Army Ordinance Works

Emporia

  • Armour & Company
  • Emporia Railway Lt Company
  • Emporia State Teachers College
  • Iowa Beef Processors, Inc.
  • Kansas Electric Utilities Company
  • Modine Radiator
  • Retarded Children’s Center
  • Sauder Tank Company Inc.

Fort Riley

  • Fort Riley
  • Irwin Army Hospital
  • United States Army Hospital

Garden City

  • Garden City Company
  • Garden City Municipal Utilities/Municipal Plant
  • Huxtable-Hammond Company, Inc.
  • Sunflower Electric Corporation
  • Sunflower Power Station
  • Wheatland Electric Cooperative

Great Bend

  • Aquila, Inc.
  • National Bank Building
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America
  • Saint Rose’s Hospital and School for Nurses
  • Western Light & Power Company
  • Western Light and Telephone Company

Hays

  • Central Kansas Power Company
  • Kendall Plumbing Company
  • Midwest Energy Inc.
  • Sunflower Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Travenol Laboratories Inc.

Independence

  • Adamson Manufacturing Company
  • Ajax Portland Cement Company
  • Atchison Revolving Door Company
  • Petroleum Products Company
  • Western States Port. Cement Company

Iola

  • American Service Company
  • Fine Arts Center
  • Iola Water Plant
  • Lehigh Portland Cement
  • Material Engineering Company
  • Municipal Light Plant

La Cygne

  • Kansas City Power and Light
  • Kansas Gas & Electric Company
  • KP&L Powerhouse

 

Larned

  • City of Larned
  • Larned Electric Light Dept.
  • Larned State Hospital
  • Power Plant
  • St Joseph Hospital

Liberal

  • American Messer Liquid Helium Plant
  • Centel Electric
  • Cimarron River Station
  • Liberal Ice Light and Power Company
  • National Helium Corporation
  • Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company
  • Trend Construction Corporation
  • Utilicorp United Inc.
  • Western Light and Telephone Company

Manhattan

  • Habitats, Inc.
  • Kansas State Agricultural College
  • Kansas State University
  • Manhattan Country Club
  • Walters-Morgan, Inc.

McPherson

  • City of McPherson
  • Co-Op Refinery
  • Globe Oil Refining Company
  • National Co-Op Refinery Association
  • National Cooperative

Neodesha

  • Amoco
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Independent Manufacturing Company
  • Prairie Pipe Line Company
  • Standard Oil Company
  • Tudeau Port Cement Company

Olathe

  • Air Traffic Control Center
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Delco Battery Operations
  • Delphi Automotive Systems
  • Grindstead
  • Naval Air Station
  • Olathe Kansas Argonaut Realty Div. GMC

Parsons

  • Kansas Army Ammunition Plant
  • Kansas Gas & Electric
  • Kansas Ordnance Plant
  • Knop Ordinance Plant
  • Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway
  • Parsons Ammunition Plant
  • Swift & Company

Pittsburg

  • Allied Signal, Inc.
  • Dickey Clay
  • Exxon
  • Gulf Chemical
  • Hall and Dillon
  • Kansas City Southern Railroad
  • McNally Pittsburg Office Building
  • Pittsburg State College
  • Spencer Chemical Company

Riverton

  • Empire District Electric Company
  • Empire District Powerhouse
  • Gulf Oil Company
  • Gulf Refinery
  • Riverton Powerhouse

Tecumseh

  • I. DuPont De Nemours & Company
  • Illinois Power and Light Corp
  • Kansas City Power & Light Company
  • Tecumseh Film Plant
  • Tecumseh Power Project
  • Westar Energy

Ulysses

  • Amoco Hugoton Jayhawk Gas Plant
  • Amoco Products Ulysses Gasoline Plant
  • Chemical Plant
  • Cities Service Oil and Gas
  • Helium Plant
  • Kinsler Plant
  • Pan American Kinsler Plant
  • Pan American Pet Corporation
  • Pioneer Cooperative Association

Wichita

  • B & B Spur
  • Boeing Aircraft Corp
  • Frontier Chemical
  • Goodyear
  • Kansas Gas & Electric Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp
  • Watkins Inc.
  • Wichita Gasoline Plant
  • Wichita Powerhouse